“...wasnt this through the auspices of GWU and not through the Obama admin straightaway?
Yes! This story has taken on a life of its own and is meaningless. Through the wonders of the internet, it has become a story of Hasan being on Obama’s transition team.
It was nothing more than a task force under a program at GWU, bipartisan, begun in April 2008 (when Obama and Clinton were still duking it out for the nomination).
It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the Obama transition. It’s a think tank type program under the university’s auspices. Anyone who had an interest could be a ‘participant’ and, as a psychologist assigned to Walter Reed, no one would have questioned Capt Hasan’s registration.
The massacre was horrendous in and of itself; but putting out false/misleading stories like this that prey on public ignorance of what an independent task force is, serves no good purpose.,
All true. All true. Except....if this had happened during the previous administration, "Killer on Bush Transition Team" would have been THE headline and news crawl at every single mainstream media outlet, and Ari Fleischer would have been getting peppered with questions about it from reporters "demanding answers" at every press conference.
So, as far as I'm concerned, if that sentence gets tossed around in our little ideological corner of the world, I'm not going to get picky. Not after what the Democrats did with, for example, Katrina. I'm done being fair and objective with these people.